Did you know that it is illegal to operate a marine radio without a license?


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Did you know that it is illegal to operate a marine radio without a license?

The objective of this course is for you to learn how to communicate and handle emergency situations on a VHF marine radio.  This short course will cover all aspects of radio operation including the new Digital Selective Calling (DSC) function.

There are no prerequisits for this course and we offer two study formats: self-paced home study, or an exam challenge option.

A) Home Study – Materials are mailed out to you.  You study at your own pace.  Sail Nelson will invigilate your exam via Zoom. We offer a Review & Exam evening every few months, so please contact us for our next date.

B) Challenge Exam – You are looking just to write the exam.  No course materials will be sent to you. Simply contact Sail Nelson to book a time/date to write your exam.

Once you have successfully completed the VHF Marine Radio exam, you will be awarded your VHF Marine Radio License with DSC Endorsement. There is no expiry date for this license.

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  1. looking to acquire this ticket, Is this the right ticket to get for my Mates ticket in the Marine industry? when will books become available again?
    thank you

    1. Hi Bill, I just received 2 more books for the VHF Marine Operator Course. You can now order the books if you still need them. Thank you, Penny

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